Leading National Highway Contractors Challenge Peers to Take Safety Certification Exam
Tue July 23, 2019 - National Edition ARTBA
Three major transportation construction contractors are calling on their industry peers to commit at least 25 employees annually to earn the Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals (SCTPP) credential before the end of 2019, in 2020, and beyond.
American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Chairman Bob Alger, chairman of The Lane Construction Corporation; Ross Myers, chairman and CEO of Allan Myers, and David Walls, president and CEO of Austin Industries, together issued the challenge. Myers and Walls co-chair the commission overseeing the program's operations.
The SCTPP was launched in fall 2016 by top industry executives and safety advocates via ARTBA's Foundation to reduce and even eliminate the nearly 50,000 people who die or are injured annually on or near U.S. transportation infrastructure construction projects. It is aimed at workers, supervisors, foremen, inspectors, designers, planners, equipment operators, manufacturers, materials suppliers and owners who will learn the core competencies necessary to identify and mitigate potentially life-threatening onsite risks.
The safety certification continues to gain traction within the transportation construction sector. As of July 2019, 383 professionals from 83 companies and agencies in 37 states and D.C. have passed the exam and earned the credential.
"Superior Construction prioritizes safety as a core value within our organization," said Bryan Stone, the company's safety director. "The safety certification program allows us to demonstrate that value by challenging our leaders in both the office and field to prepare for and earn this important credential."
In May 2018, the SCTPP earned the "seal of approval" from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI); it's the only internationally-accredited safety program in the transportation construction industry.
Here's a complete list of companies and public agencies with employees who have become "safety certified":
51 or More Employees
Allan Myers, Worcester, Pa.
Texas Department of Transportation, Austin
Austin Industries, Dallas, Texas
Barriere Construction Company LLC, Metairie, La.
Ranger Construction Industries Inc., West Palm Beach, Fla.
Superior Construction Company, Jacksonville, Fla.
The Lane Construction Company, Cheshire, Conn.
Acme Barricades LC, Jacksonville, Fla.
Advanced Workzone Services LLC, Muskogee, Okla.
AECOM, Los Angeles, Calif.
Ajax Paving Industries Inc., Troy, Mich.
Atkinson Construction, Golden, Colo.
ATS Construction, Lexington, Ky.
AWP Inc., North Canton, Ohio
B.A.T.S. Traffic Solutions, Fremont, Calif.
Bancker Construction, Islandia, N.Y.
Bryant Contracting Inc., Toano, Va.
Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City, Mo.
Cahill Excavating, Middlefield, Conn.
CBRE, Los Angeles, Calif.
Chemung Contracting, Mitchells, Va.
Colas Inc., Morristown, N.J.
Crossland Construction Company Inc., Columbus, Kan.
CW Roberts Contracting, Tallahassee, Fla.
Emery Sapp & Sons Inc., Columbia, Mo.
Fred Smith Construction, Raleigh, N.C.
Gallagher Asphalt, Thornton, Ill.
General Contractors Association of New York
Green Acres Contracting Co. Inc., Scottdale, Pa.
Halley Engineering Contractors Inc., New York, N.Y.
Hawkins Construction, Omaha, Neb.
HDR, Omaha, Neb.
Hellman Electric Corporation, Bronx, N.Y.
Herlihy Mid-Continent Company, Romeoville, Ill.
Hill International Inc., Philadelphia, Pa.
HNTB Corporation, Kansas City, Mo.
IMA Inc., Denver, Colo.
J. F. Shea Construction Inc., Walnut, Calif.
J.D. Abrams L.P., Austin, Texas
JMT, Hunt Valley, Md.
John R. Jurgensen Company, Cincinnati, Ohio
Key Constructors LLC, Madison, Miss.
Kiewit, Omaha, Neb.
Kraemer North America LLC, Plain, Wis.
Lakeside Industries, Issaquah, Wash.
Liberty Mutual Insurance, Boston, Mass.
Local 172 SET — New Jersey Laborers Union, Folsom, N.J.
Lunda Construction Company, Black River Falls, Wis.
MBP, Fairfax, Va.
Michael Baker International, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Nel Corporation, Middleton, Mass.
New York City Department of Design & Construction, New York, N.Y.
O&G Industries, Torrington, Conn.
Ohio Department of Transportation, Columbus, Ohio
OHL Community Asphalt, Miami, Fla.
Parisi Construction Co. Inc., Verona, Wis.
Parsons, Centreville, Va.
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Harrisburg, Pa.
Preferred Materials Inc., Lutz, Fla.
Rieth-Riley Construction Co. Inc., Goshen, Ind.
RK Hall LLC, Texarkana, Ark.
RK&K, Baltimore, Md.
Road-Con Inc., West Chester, Pa.
Sherwood Construction, Merritt Island, Fla.
Siboney Contracting, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Silver Star Construction Co. Inc., Moore, Okla.
STV Incorporated, New York, N.Y.
Sundt Construction, Tempe, Ariz.
Talley Construction, Houston, Texas
Tennessee Department of Transportation, Nashville, Tenn.
Terracon Consultants Inc., Olathe, Kan.
The Ashton Company Inc., Tucson, Ariz.
The Walker Company, Mount Sterling, Ky.
United Infrastructure Group Inc., Charlotte, N.C.
Volkert, Mobile, Ala.
Wagman Heavy Civil, York, Pa.
Webber, LLC, The Woodlands, Texas
Wiregrass Construction Company Inc., Dothan, Ala.
WW Clyde, Orem, Utah
Zachry Construction Corporation, San Antonio, Texas
To learn more about the certification exam and eligibility requirements, visit www.puttingsafetyfirst.org.
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